Healthcare Innovation – The Value of Design Thinking

 

 

Last week we talked about some of the innovation principles that we can use today to deal with the current healthcare crisis. In particular, we highlighted the Philips Design approach that Lekshmy Parameswaran and Jeroen Raijmakers discussed in their paper People-focused Innovation in Healthcare.

This week, we are going to further explore this innovation approach by describing some of the processes that are involved in design thinking. We believe the following insights can provide the spa and wellness industries with additional elements that we can use in order to embrace innovation and seize the opportunities the healthcare landscape provides today.

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Healthcare Innovation – The Big Challenge

 

 

In our previous post, we discussed some of the root causes and effects of the current healthcare crisis. Although the situation is alarming, this crisis has also created additional room for innovation. Putting this innovation into action is, however, the biggest challenge a company needs to face when dealing with today’s healthcare crisis.

This week, we will continue to share some of the insights provided by Lekshmy Parameswaran and Jeroen Raijmakers in their paper People-focused Innovation in Healthcare. In particular, we will explore the principles and mindset that Philips Design, one of the world’s largest design consultancies, has embraced in order to support innovation strategies aimed at providing patients and professionals with an improved healthcare experience. We think these are useful tips for the spa and wellness industries.

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Healthcare Innovation – The Face of the Crisis

 

 

In different occasions, we have discussed the current crisis of national healthcare systems around the world. While talking about this, we have also argued in favour of a new approach towards health based on prevention and innovation.

In the following four posts, we are going to bring these issues together by talking about the benefits that innovative design can provide to healthcare. We believe this series provides a good opportunity for the spa and wellness industries to increase their awareness of the ongoing challenges and opportunities the market currently offers.

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